PRIVATE TOUR: Shimla, was the ‘summer capital’ of British India. The natural beauty of Shimla will enchant you, being famous for its stunning sunsets and verdant woods, contrasted with the intriguing English look of the town.
Delhi - Shimla. Early morning transfer from our hotel to the Shatabdi Express train to Kalka and then transfer to the Himalayan Queen toy train to Dharampur. On arrival into Dharampur you'll be met and transferred to your hotel in Shimla by road. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Free time to explore the city. The ‘summer capital’ of British India sprawls along a crescent-shaped ridge at an altitude of over 2100m in southern Himachal Pradesh. This was the most important hill station in India before independence. The famous main street, The Mall, still runs along the crest of the ridge and is lined with stately English-looking houses. Christ Church, Gorton Castle and the fortress-like former Viceroyal Lodge reinforce the English favour.
Overnight: Shimla | Breakfast x 2
Shimla - Delhi. Morning is at leisure and later we drive to Kalka Railway Station to connect with your train for Delhi. On arrival to Delhi you will be met and taken to your hotel or to the airport in time to connect with your onward fight.
If you'd like to extend your stay, we offer a variety of hotels, short stays and add-ons for you to choose from. Please read our best places to visit or best things to see each month for suggested places to visit on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.
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Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply, contact us for details.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Hotel Willow Banks, Shimla
Dating back to 1871, Hotel Willow Banks is housed in a colonial building in the heart of Shimla. Offering amazing views of the surrounding mountain scenery, it is within walking distance of attractions including Christ Church, and is located on The Mall shopping street. Elegant rooms come equipped with ensuite bathrooms, TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a fridge. There are also balconies in many rooms. There is free Wi-Fi and the onsite restaurant, Eighteen71 Cookhouse serves a variety of local and international dishes. There is also a pub and brewery onsite, with entertainment into the evenings. The hotel also boasts Shimla's only Skybar, the best place for soaking up the mountain scenery with a quiet drink.